PLAYLIST – ‘ Laid Low ‘ by The Naked and Famous

PLAYLIST – ‘Feral Hearts’ by Kerli

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Kerli Kõiv ( born 7 February 1987), usually referred to mononymously as Kerli, is an Estonian recording artist and songwriter.

Born in Elva, Estonia, Kerli entered multiple singing competitions before being signed to Island Records in 2006 by LA Reid.

In 2007, she released her debut self-titled extended play and in 2008, released her debut studio album, Love Is Dead, the latter of which charted on the Billboard 200. The lead single from the album, “Walking on Air,” charted in many countries and was also featured as the iTunes Store’s Single of the Week where it was downloaded over 500,000 times, a record at that time.

In the years following, Kerli was featured on Almost Alice with the song “Tea Party” and she began to abandon her alternative rock sound and started to adopt a more electronic and dance-influenced sound, as can be heard in her 2010 single “Army of Love”.

Following the release of Love Is Dead, Kerli began production on a second studio album which became her second extended play Utopia, released in early 2013, where it became Kerli’s second release to chart on the Billboard 200.

Two promotional singles from the EP, “Army of Love” and “Zero Gravity”, were released prior to the release of the album’s first official single, “The Lucky Ones”. All three songs entered the top ten of Billboards Hot Dance Club Songs chart; two of them peaking at number one. Two songs which were co-written by Kerli for Utopia — “Skyscraper” and “I Feel Immortal” — were later recorded by artists Demi Lovato and Tarja Turunen, respectively. Kerli’s version of “I Feel Immortal” was later released on Frankenweenie Unleashed!.

In 2013, Kerli performed twice on Dancing with the StarsVibe called the performances a “major milestone in the EDM world.”

In November 2013, Kerli left Island Records and signed a record deal with Ultra Music.

PLAYLIST – ‘Reflections’ by MisterWives

MISTERWIVESMisterWives is an American indie pop band based in New York City, consisting of lead singer Mandy Lee, percussionist Etienne Bowler, bass guitarist William Hehir, guitarist Marc Campbell, multi-instrumentalist Jesse Blum, and saxophonist Mike Murphy.

MisterWives have opened for acts such as Twenty One PilotsHalf Moon RunBleachersThe Mowgli’s, and American Authors.

The band is currently signed to Photo Finish Records. The band’s debut EP Reflections was released in January 2014.

The band released Reflections on January 7, 2014. The EP included 6 songs, including the title track, which was iTunes’ free Single of the Week for the week of January 6.

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PLAYLIST – Every Night You Have To Save Me by Mass Gothic

mass gothicAfter nearly ten years as the creative force behind much-loved New York rock outfit Hooray For Earth, Noel Heroux had lost his way

This year marks the release of Mass Gothic, the Massachusetts-bred, New York-based singer/songwriter’s self-titled Sub Pop debut. Written and recorded at home over four months during the winter of 2014-2015, it’s a stunning reminder of not just Heroux’s own remarkable talents as singer and songwriter, but how unbridled creativity can both sound and feel as well.

The result is an expansive, often exhilarating set of guitar-driven pop that required very little editing when it was done. Additional mixing was provided by Chris Coady (Beach House, TV on the Radio) with mastering done by Greg Calbi (Father John Misty, Tame Impala) at Sterling Sound. From the iridescent doo-wop of “Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me” to the skyward crescendo of “Mind Is Probably” to the falsetto-streaked clatter of “Want To, Bad,” it’s a radiant retelling of Heroux’s starting over, with “Nice Night” as its cathartic, electrifying centerpiece. “A lot of these songs are more or less a really dramatic, loud apology/thank you note,” he says, referencing his partner, collaborator, and tour mate, Jessica. “It didn’t matter where any of the sounds came from. I just cared that it sounded big and heavy, and that it was moving when it was done. It’s a clean slate entirely—and I’m so relieved.”

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PLAYLIST – Top 10 of 2015 – #1 – ‘Sun Is Shining’ by Axwell ^ Ingrosso

Ingrosso - Sun Is ShiningAxwell & Ingrosso (stylised as Axwell Λ Ingrosso) is a Swedish musical duo signed under Def Jam Recordings consisting of former Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Sebastian Ingress. 

They made their performance debut at the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City in June.

Axwell and Ingrosso formed the group Axwell Λ Ingrosso officially in 2014. During June of that year, the band gained prominence among New Yorkers when they began placing clues about their new album in various locations throughout the city. 

The performance debuted music from a new album they announced to release under the name Axwell Λ Ingrosso the intro music of which premiered on air during Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1program.

Their performance was also named one of the 15 Hot Governors Ball Moments as well as one of the Top 10 Best Performances of the Hot Governors Ball by Billboard. They also made an appearance at the 2014 V Festival.

The album is also said to be the first for both artists as Swedish House Mafia never released an official full-length album. Axwell and Ingrosso also deleted their personal Facebook pages and created a single page for the group to signify the new partnership.

They recently toured India, as part of Sunburn Arena, where they engaged with the Indian audience. They also showcased a few of their newer tracks from the album they are launching late this year.

Axwell Λ Ingrosso have teased and released two singles together, “We Come We Rave We Love” and “Can’t Hold Us Down”.

On 26 November they released their new single “Something New” which was used for the new Beats advertisement. On 6 February, they have launched a new online hub, and three new video trailers: “Something New”, “Can’t Hold Us Down” and “On My Way”.

Four days later, the Swedish duo dropped the video for “Something New”. The videoclip takes the viewer on a motorcycle ride through an extended traffic jam in the desert. At the end, the two bikes disappear into the horizon. On 12 March 2015, the duo dropped their next new track, the anthemic “On My Way” which features vocals from Salem Al Fakir.

This was followed by a sequel video, directed by Christian Larson the next day which continued the story of the music video for ‘On My Way’. This was the official music video for ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’

On 12 June 2015, they released a new song “Sun Is Shining”. On YouTube, it hit 3 million views in one month.

PLAYLIST – Top 10 of 2015 – #2 – ‘This Time’ by Nic Chagall and Jonathan Mendelsohn

Nic Chagall - This TimeNic Chagall (born Claus Terhoeven; 10 November 1972 in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is a German trance musicproducer and DJ best known for being one half of the German trance duo Cosmic Gate.

He also co-founded Essential Cuts Studio in Duisburg, Germany in 1999, now better known as E-CUTZ, where he also works with Erich Schmeier (aka DJ Errik) and Andre Wevers (aka DJ Wave) and also has his own radio show, “Get The Kicks” on Afterhours.FM.

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PLAYLIST – Top 10 of 2015 – #3 – ‘Forget’ by Marina and the Diamonds

marina forgetMarina Lambrini Diamandis (Greek: Μαρίνα-Λαμπρινή Διαμαντή; born 10 October 1985), better known by her stage name Marina and the Diamonds, is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Brynmawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she performed for choir productions in her childhood. In 2009, Diamandis came to prominence after being ranked in second place on the Sound of 2010 poll organised by the BBC.

Diamandis’ debut studio album The Family Jewels (2010) incorporates indie pop and new wave musical styles, and entered the UK Albums Chart at number five. Its second single “Hollywood” peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. Her follow-up record Electra Heart (2012) integrates prominent elements of electropop, and became her first number-one project in the United Kingdom. Its lead single “Primadonna” stands as her highest-charting track in the country after reaching number 11. Diamandis’ synthpop-inspired third studio album Froot (2015) became her third top-ten album in the United Kingdom, and her first top-ten entry on the US Billboard 200.

Diamandis has described herself as an “indie artist with pop goals” and often analyses components of human behaviour in her music. She is additionally recognised for her retro and cartoonish fashion styles.